Social Advising Team


Anne Düppenbecker, Claudia Mertens, and Jörg Seigies are there for you during personal crises, problems in the workplace, and support with work procedures, and provide aid during periods of transition.


Our Services

We are a multiprofessional team from the fields of therapy, supervision, and organizational development. Our services are directed towards all employees and affiliates of RWTH Aachen, University Hospital Aachen, Aachen University of Applied Science, and the Aachen Studierendenwerk. We will gladly advise you in the event of personal crises, conflicts in the workplace, and problems with alcohol, medications, or drugs.

Coaching and Supervision

We also offer supervision for teams, groups, and organisations, for the improvement of personal and professional behavior. Individuals can also make coaching appointments with us.

Healthcare and Prevention

The Social Advising Team team is an organizational component of the University Medical Center.

We have developed various seminars and further trainings in the field of occupational healthcare, e.g. on the topics stress management, smoke free programs, addiction prevention, conflict management, and communication training.

You can find additional information about these programs on Social Advising Team's intranet page.

We collaborate with other university institutions and are members of the work group Equal Opportunities/Antidiscrimination Round Table.


Your Questions, Our Answers

Will my superiors or colleagues find out if I seek support for occupational social advising?

We are subject to confidentiality, in accordance with Section 203 of the Penal Code.  Nothing you discuss with us is forwarded to a third party.  Furthermore, no information will be provided, on specific individuals who sought our services, unless you wish that that information is forwarded and relieve us from our obligation of confidentiality.

Where can I find the seminars and further trainings offered by the Social Advising Team?

You can find our services

Will Social Advising also come to departments or to the hospital?

We will gladly arrange for appointments at the hospital or at your office with you

How you can help us with rehabilitation requests?

We are recognized as an advising office for addiction diseases by pension insurance companies and are happy to submit a request for rehabilitation with you. For all other rehabiltation matters, we are happy to offer our support.

What do I do, if I can't reach you by phone?

Advising conversations should take place with as few disturbances as possible. For this reason, we don't answer the phone during appointments. Please leave a message or send us an email. We will answer as soon as possible.


Our Team

Name Contact
Supervisorin; Dipl. Soz.-Päd.
Anne Düppenbecker M. A.
Phone: +49 241 80 24488

Supervisor; Dipl. Soz.-Päd.
Jörg Seigies M. A.
Phone: +49 241 80 24185

Claudia Mertens
Phone: +49 241 80 24184


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